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MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries Announce Fall 2017 Exhibitions

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Chinese Dreams and Selections

On view September 25 – December 2, 2017
Free and open to the public

Boston, MA – June 15, 2017 – Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s (MassArt) Bakalar & Paine Galleries announce its fall 2017 exhibitions: Chinese Dreams and Selections, on view September 25 – December 2, 2017. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Chinese Dreams
The artists in this exhibition were shaped by the Cultural Revolution. Some were young children when it began, others were born during it, and one was born in its wake. Through their work in traditional Chinese media like porcelain, bronze, and painting, as well as radical forms of expression that relate to destruction like ash and razor blades, each has helped inform China’s subsequent outlook on its history.

Left: Zhang Huan. Family Tree, 2000. 9 chromogenic color prints. © Zhang Huan Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery.
Right: Zhang Xiaogang. My Mother, 2012. Oil on canvas. © Zhang Xiaogang, courtesy Pace Gallery.

MassArt faculty are accomplished working artists and designers also dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders in the field. The perennial exhibition, Selections, showcases the current work of faculty who are newly hired or returning from sabbatical. Discover new bodies of work and experimentation in different media from a wide array of disciplines. 

Left: Taylor Davis. Movile #2, 2017. Mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.
Right: Jarrett Min Davis. The Travails of the Golden Calf, 2015. Oil on panel. Courtesy of the artist.

Plan Your Visit

Bakalar & Paine Galleries Summer Hours
Monday through Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
(closed Sundays)
Free and open to the public

MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue (Avenue of the Arts), Boston
Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Enter through the Design and Media Center

Public Transportation
MBTA Green Line E Train (Longwood Medical Area stop)
Route 39 MBTA bus (Huntington Ave @ Longwood Ave stop)

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About the Unbound campaign

In May 2016, MassArt officially kicked off the public phase of UNBOUND: Campaign for the Bakalar & Paine Galleries with a $1 million gift from Pace Gallery founder and MassArt alumnus Arne Glimcher (BA’60, Painting). To date, MassArt has raised $8.2 million towards the $12 million total for the project. UNBOUND will fund a transformative revitalization of the 8,000 square foot, three-floor gallery space, which currently showcases four exhibitions per year by some of the world’s most influential, established, and emerging contemporary artists. Campaign funds will support restoration and preservation within the historic galleries that occupy one of the original campus buildings. Renovations will allow for improved public access with a visible street-side front entrance on Huntington Avenue, new climate and relative humidity control systems that will allow for year-round programming, an elevator, new curatorial offices, a new gallery education room, an expanded preparatory workshop, and visitor amenities. designLAB Architects and Dimeo Construction have been selected for the project.

About Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is one of the top colleges of its kind in the United States. Founded in 1873, MassArt has a legacy of leadership as the only freestanding public college of art and design in the country and the nation’s first art school to grant a degree. The College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in art, design, and art education, all taught by world-class faculty. MassArt is also home to the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, the largest free contemporary art space in New England, professionally curated to enrich the academic curriculum and make contemporary art an accessible experience for all. Among MassArt’s most accomplished alumni are designer Brian Collins, art dealer Arne Glimcher, Oscar-winning set designer Nancy Haigh, visual artist and composer Christian Marclay, 2016 Project Runway winner Erin Robertson, interior and lifestyle designer Kelly Wearstler, and photographer William Wegman. For more information, visit Follow MassArt on social media: TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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